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Three Ways to Prioritize Your Oral Health

Many times, people feel the best way to be healthy is by eating well and exercising. And while those are both key to living a life of wellness, so is your oral health! Oral health is directly linked to your body’s health. And when your oral health suffers, it can cause a litany of other …

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New Year, New Smile!

With the New Year begun and a fresh start ahead, what better way to invest in yourself, your wellness and your self-confidence than by investing in your smile! Studies repeatedly show that oral health is directly related to your body’s overall wellness and health. Further, research indicates that a straight, white smile increases confidence and …

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Link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s

One of the keys to a healthy mouth is ensuring that your gums are in optimum health. Unhealthy gums can lead to gum disease, which is serious and in severe cases can damage the jawbone and require surgery. However, the importance of maintaining healthy gums goes even further, as recent research in Medical News Today …

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The easiest ways to avoid cavities

When tooth decay presents itself, one or more cavities can present themselves as well. Most times, poor dental hygiene is the root cause of cavities. Both children and adults are susceptible to cavities and, if left untreated, cavities can cause even more oral health issues requiring more costly and in-depth treatment. As such, prevention is …

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What to do When Bad Breath Becomes More Than Just Frustrating

At times, everyone experiences bad breath. For most people, though, it is in the morning before brushing or after eating pungent foods like garlic or onions. For others, bad breath is more of a concern and doesn’t simply go away by brushing and taking good oral health steps. If you are suffering with bad breath, …

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A Clean and Healthy Mouth is Essential to Your Wellness

It’s the time of year that many people set health and wellness goals for the New Year. But did you know that your oral health also plays a key role in your body’s health? As such, it should not be put on the backburner. Learn more below. Oral health and your body’s health It’s true …

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Why Your Teeth Have Turned Yellow and What to do About it

Your smile is your billboard and one of the first characteristics people notice about someone. However, when your smile becomes dull and lackluster, you can feel self-conscious or even avoid smiling and photos altogether. That being said, when teeth are extremely yellow or even brown, it can be worse. Fortunately, there are professional cosmetic dental …

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Which Type of Toothbrush is Right for You?

When it comes to optimum oral health, brushing your teeth is simply non-negotiable! And, as you likely know, you should be brushing your teeth twice a day at minimum. However, with the wide variety of toothbrushes out there – from electric to soft-bristled to hard-bristled and more – it can be confusing as to which …

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Get Your Smile Holiday-Party Ready! The Time is Now

Believe it or not, the. Holidays are just around the corner! Soon it will be time to decorate your home, bake cookies and prepare for all of those holiday events with family, friends and colleagues. And don’t we all want to look and feel our best while we celebrate? And, not to mention, in photos? …

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What to Look for in a Dentist

Your health is important and affects every area of your life – from your personal wellness to your family to your job and social life. Just as you would research a primary care physician or specialty care doctor, you should take that same approach when considering a dentist. After all, your oral health is a …

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Trick or Treat! How to Indulge Without Harming Your Teeth

It’s that time of year when the ghosts and goblins come out and a plethora of candy is all around! Celebrating Halloween is fun for kids and adults alike – but when it comes to your teeth and overall oral health, chocolate, and sugary treats can truly be a buzzkill. There are ways to enjoy …

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Why mouth sores appear and when to see a dentist

Mouth sores or abnormalities can crop up from time to time. Things like spicy food, a virus, or even stress can cause them to show up and typically they will simply go away on their own within a few days. However, there are some instances when you should see your dentist to evaluate a mouth …

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Straightening Your Teeth at Home – Why it’s Dangerous

For many people, teeth that are crooked, gapped, or crowded are a source of low self-esteem. After all, your smile and your teeth are your billboards. With the influx of products online today, even products that claim to safely straighten your smile, it can be tempting to take matters into your own hands. However, choosing …

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Hacks to Keep Your Mouth Healthy

A clean mouth is a healthy mouth! But in the hustle and bustle of every day, it can be a challenge to focus on our teeth and gums. Fortunately, there are ways you can keep your mouth its healthiest throughout the day – without taking too much time! Keep reading to learn more. Keep your …

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What to do for Very Yellow Teeth

For some men and women, hiding their smiles is common, as is shying away from photos or covering their mouths when they laugh – all because of teeth that have become yellow or even deeply stained. Teeth dullness, stains, and yellowing can occur for a variety of reasons. It can develop as a result of …

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Who is at Risk for Oral Cancer?

While it’s important to keep your bi-annual dental exam appointment to help keep your teeth looking their best and to avoid cavities, there are far more crucial reasons to be sure you do not skip it. While at your appointment, Dr. Milan and his dental team are not only looking for signs of gingivitis and …

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How You can Prevent Gum Disease

Did you know that your gums play an essential role in your oral health? Most people know that brushing twice daily is key to keeping your teeth healthy, but your gums should be cared for equally as well! Read on for more on this important dental topic. Gum health 101 Gingivitis is gum disease in …

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Worst Habits that Affect Your Oral Health

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be somewhat easy to forget to focus on your teeth and oral health. However, good oral health practices can help not only avoid dental issues but save you time and money in the long run. Here are some of the top habits that can wreak …

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When bad breath is more than a nuisance

Everyone experiences bad breath from time to time, whether upon waking or after eating pungent foods like garlic or onions. However, for some people, bad breath is chronic. Bad breath can be more than a frustration, however. Keep reading to learn more. When is bad breath a cause for concern? For those with chronic bad …

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Restore your smile…fast!

When it comes to changing your smile for the better – it’s important to know that it doesn’t have to take an extreme amount of time. At Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we have transformed countless smiles through cosmetic and restorative dentistry. And, oftentimes, it can be a quicker solution than you may have thought. …

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What is the Right Age for Invisalign?

When it comes to self-confidence, a gorgeous smile is certainly important. In fact, studies show that an appealing smile makes people appear more attractive and even more successful! However, many kids, teens, and adults alike are unhappy or even embarrassed by their smiles due to teeth that are crooked, gapped, crowded, or even protruding. Fortunately, …

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Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean…What You Must Know

Keeping your oral health at its best begins with your toothbrush! Of course, brushing twice a day at a minimum is recommended…but are you brushing with a germ-free brush? If you aren’t sure, we encourage you to read on for more on how to keep your toothbrush clean. Toothbrush care is key to oral health …

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What You Should Know About Dental Implants

If one or more of your teeth are missing, or if you plan on having a tooth extracted in the near future, a dental implant or implants may be a viable tooth replacement option for you. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are a permanent solution and do not need replacing in years to come …

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Two Crucial Steps to Maximize Your Oral Health

Many people believe that if they brush twice a day and floss daily, that is all that their teeth require for optimum oral health. However, the truth is, there are various other steps you can take to be sure your mouth is not only clean, but in good health. Read on for two non-negotiables when …

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When it is Important to Call the Dentist Right Away

Of course, an injury to a tooth or major mouth pain are cause to go to the dentistry right away. But truth be told, there are other symptoms that may be less obvious that should not be ignored, either. Keep reading for more on this important topic. When you need to call the dentist Though …

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Why Your Mouth is Directly Linked to Your Overall Wellness

Keeping a clean, healthy mouth is key to oral wellness, of course. But did you know that your mouth can be a window of sorts to your wellness overall? That’s right, the health of your teeth, in addition to your gums and your mouth can certainly affect the health of your body. Read on for …

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When a Dental Issue Arises, What Should You Do?

For most people, brushing and flossing as recommended and seeing your dentist every six months is sufficient in keeping up with oral care. However, for others, additional care and treatment of teeth and gums may be required for a variety of reasons. For example, you may experience an injury to the mouth or may be …

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Why Changes in Your Mouth Should Not be Ignored

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can often shrug off minor changes in our mouths – whether involving the teeth, gums or even the inner cheeks and lips. However, it is important to keep an eye on your mouth to ensure that there are no serious health issues or dental issues at …

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How to Ensure Your Mouth is its Cleanest!

When it comes to optimum oral health, a clean mouth is key to a healthy mouth. However, truth be told, some people simply are not keeping their teeth as clean as they should be. When teeth are not properly cleaned and cared for, cavities, gingivitis and other dental woes can become present…leading to bad breath, …

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Never Underestimate the Power of Your Dentist!

With dental cleanings and exams being two highly performed in-office dental treatments for people of all ages, your bi-annual exam should, indeed, be non-negotiable! However, when it comes to your oral health—and your overall wellness—your dentist plays a larger role than you may imagine. Keep reading to learn more. Oral cancer screening While discussing cancer …

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Two Common Dental Problems (and What to do About Them)

Sometimes, despite visiting the dentist for checkups and maintaining good at-home care, dental issues can still crop up. And while everyone is different in terms of which issues affect their teeth and mouth, read on for two different dental issues that are actually quite common. Eroded enamel and tooth sensitivity When the enamel of the …

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What Puts You at Risk for Tooth Decay?

Simply put, if you have teeth then you are risk for tooth decay. Tooth decay is the cause of cavities developing and begins as plaque — which is a sticky and bacteria-ridden film that builds on the teeth when they are not properly cared for. If left untreated, it can actually destroy the teeth’s surface. …

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Three Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Many people come to us for solutions to prevent or treat gum disease. And rightfully so, as nearly 3 of 4 adults have gum disease and, further, gum disease is the top cause of loss of teeth. As such, keeping your gums healthy should be high on your wellness priority list! And we can help. …

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Taking Your Dental Health to the Next Level!

How often do you think about your dental health? Chances are, not enough. And though visiting the dentist bi-annually for your dental cleaning and exam is crucial to your dental health, there is more that can be done to ensure your oral health is up to par! Keep reading for more. At home care Brushing …

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Why You Should Not Postpone Your Dental Exam

With the busy-ness of everyday life and challenges that affect us all on a world and personal level, there are still things that are important to your health and wellness that should not be delayed, including your dental visit. Seeing your dentist is key to your health (and pocketbook) in a variety of ways. Read …

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Solutions for a Gummy Smile

When it comes to a beautiful smile, more than your teeth should be considered. In fact, your gums play a vital role both in the appearance and the health of your mouth. For some, though, a gummy smile, which is when an excess amount of gums show when smiling and talking, can be a cause …

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What You Need to Know About Invisalign

For many people, the thought of smiling for photos can be a cause of concern due to teeth that are crooked or gapped. And many feel they must live with a less-than-perfect smile due to the inconvenience and obtrusive nature of traditional braces. However, with today’s advanced dental treatments, Dr. Milan can help you achieve …

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Treatment Options for Worn Teeth

Though not unusual, most people’s teeth experience some element of wearing down over the years. This can be due to aging and other factors. When worn teeth occur, teeth can appear smaller or darker, they can become weaker, and it can even have an adverse effect on your bite. Fortunately, there are solutions for worn …

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How to Enhance Your Health with Your Dentist’s Help!

Choosing a dentist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. In fact, when you choose a dentist, you are selecting someone who plays an integral role in your own health and wellness. After all, study after study indicates that oral health is linked to overall health. Keep reading for more on how your …

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